Walters: Unions Hold Special Place In Hearts of CA Dems

In his CALmatters column, Dan Walters questions the tight-knit relationship between labor unions and California legislators. In his look at how friendly the two groups are, Walters refers to two examples, one of which holds local importance. While last w...

California Supreme Court Must Hear from Real Farmworkers

, OPINION BY SILVIA LOPEZ Area farmworkers hope to tell the California Supreme Court why the state is illegally forcing us to submit to a United Farm Workers “contract” that was never negotiated with us, and that we never voted on. This is an importan...

Gerawan-UFW Heads to State Supreme Court

In the ongoing saga of a Valley agriculture company and its labor issues, GV Wire updates the latest in the legal battles of Gerawan Farming vs. Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) and the United Farm Wor...

No DQ: Witness Comes Forward in ALRB Case

The identity of the witness behind Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) member Isadore Hall’s alleged threats against those who oppose him has been revealed. State Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) initial...

GV Wire Tracks Down Isadore Hall at ALRB

It’s a Monday afternoon in Sacramento. In an auditorium at the Employment Development Department, about a dozen people in total gather for a public meeting of the Agricultural Labor Relations Board. Most of those in attendance are ALRB staff. The meeting it...